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EOA 2017-18: Leveraging Health Literacy and Community Health Resources to Improve Senior Care

The overall goal of the proposed project is to strengthen and enhance access to local and national health information resources for the Washoe County, NV, community of seniors and senior caregivers, and to improve the capacity of regional caregivers to incorporate health information resources and health literacy best practices into patient care discharge planning and care management. The locus for outreach to both lay caregivers and the professional healthcare community is a website built collaboratively with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and funded in part through a grant-funded project, ?Community Health Information Resource for Seniors (CHIRS),? which is currently in beta testing. Funding will build on the CHIRS website work by engaging with healthcare providers who deliver discharge planning and care management services as well as caregivers and the lay community of seniors. As with the groundwork for this project, the focus will be on access to local services and online information resources; the hope is to improve the capacity of older adults to locate and integrate information that fosters a healthier and more self-reliant lifestyle.

University of Nevada, Reno
School of Medicine, Savitt Medical Library
Organization Type:
Academic Institution
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 to Monday, April 30, 2018
Funding Amount: 
Consumers - General Public
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - Allied Health
Health Professionals - Health Services Researchers
Health Professionals - Mental Health
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Pharmacists
Health Professionals - Physicians
Health Professionals - Public Health Workforce
Health Professionals - Other
Librarians - Health Science
Librarians - Public/Other
Students - Health Professionals
Students - College
Health Administrators